SOURCE: Market Pulse

September 28, 2007 09:00 ET

Stocks to Watch for Friday, September 28, 2007: SPKL - Spicy Pickle Announces New Franchise Signing in the Key State of Florida and Expansion Reaches 15 States!

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Market Pulse.

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2007) - Market Pulse is pleased to introduce our featured stock, Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTCBB: SPKL), to the investment community! Spicy Pickle Franchising is new to Market Pulse and is poised to become a significant player in the fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry! Spicy Pickle just had excellent news out in a press release after Thursday's bell announcing it has signed its first franchisee in the state of Florida! The company also announced this marks the 15th state in which there will be a Spicy Pickle Restaurant! This could be great news for investors! Other notable stocks that should be closely watched due to existing fundamental and technical factors affecting each company include:

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) : Market Outperform

Cyberlux Corporation (OTCBB: CYBL) : Attractive

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) : Bearish

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After Thursday's Bell Market Commentary

On Thursday, the Commerce Department reported the economy grew at a 3.8 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the April-to-June quarter was the strongest showing in just over a year. A sharp drop in August new homes sales sparked speculation of further rate cuts sending the markets to a modestly higher close. The Commerce Department also reported sales of new homes dropped 8.3 percent in August from July, the lowest level in seven years. The dollar dropped to a record low against the euro for a sixth consecutive session. Treasury bond prices rose. U.S. copper futures closed at 10-week highs. Oil and other petroleum futures surged amid supply concerns sparked by a decline in crude inventories. November light, sweet crude jumped $2.58 to settle at $82.88 a barrel. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 34.79 points, or 0.25 percent, to close at 13,912.94. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 10.56 points, or 0.39 percent, to close at 2,709.59. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 5.96 points, or 0.39 percent, to close at 1,531.38. The Russell 2000 added 5 points to close at 814.


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